It's a process

01 August 2007 | Story by Chris McEvoy

The Admissions Office visited nearby Athlone on 31 July, the latest in a series of information sessions, titled UCT Evenings, held at schools in the Cape Town area.

The meetings aim to inform potential students as well as their parents about the application process at UCT. Alexander Sinton, Livingstone and Islamia College were among the seven schools from the area to attend the event on Tuesday.

The programme includes a presentation on applications, funding and financial aid, and faculty staff are also introduced before a brief question and answer session. Parents also get the opportunity to discuss the individual aspects of their child's application.

'The aim of these meetings is to bring people closer to the application process, explains Director of Admission, Carl Herman. 'This is particularly important in communities where the majority of potential students are first-generation applicants, as the process can seem alienating to their parents.'

The next UCT Evening will be held in Mitchells Plain on Tuesday 14 August at 19h30 in the Spine Rd High School hall. Schools that will be invited are Spine Road, Rocklands, Mondale, Portlands, Aloe and Westridge high schools.

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